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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Kansas City, KS - Casting ID # 1579886
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Kansas City, KS Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 09-05-18
Audition Date 01-26-19 Submission deadline 01-25-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down. on a frightening journey that turns his world

Role # 1 Christopher John
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Christopher John Francis Boone: The narrator and protagonist of the novel. Fifteen-year-old Christopher is mathematically gifted struggles for social acceptance and understanding as a result of his apparent autism. He views the world largely in absolutes, dividing his life experience into a series of extreme likes and dislikes. He feels most comfortable with logic and order, making Wellington’s murder an irresistible puzzle for him to solve. He resides with his father and pet rat Toby at 36 Randolph Street.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Ed Boone
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Single father of Christopher. Father prepares meals for Christopher and sees to his daily needs. Later on, Christopher uncovers elements of his life that he has long tried to keep hidden. Father owns a heating maintenance and boiler repair business.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Judy Boone
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Christopher believes she died of a heart attack prior to the time when the novel begins. Remembered as a loving but impatient and volatile woman, she was at times overwhelmed by the difficulty of caring for her troubled son.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Eileen Shears
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A neighbor of the Boones’s. Eileen Shears is the ex-wife of Roger Shears. Christopher remembers that she would often visit to cook meals and play scrabble in the wake of his mother’s death. The murder of her dog, Wellington, provides the major dramatic impetus for the novel.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Roger Shears
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Estranged husband of Eileen Shears. Roger Shears once worked at a bank in town, but moved to London rather suddenly a couple of years ago, leaving Mrs. Shears behind. His mysterious nature leads Christopher to investigate him as a possible suspect in Wellington’s murder.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Siobhan
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Christopher’s primary teacher at school. An even-handed mentor, she works to expand Christopher’s horizons socially as well as academically. As a result, she is one of the few people whom Christopher trusts, and in the limited moments when the reader sees her, she mirrors the reader as an observer and commentator on Christopher’s life.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Mrs. Alexander
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An elderly resident of Randolph Street. A kind lady, Mrs. Alexander lives a quiet existence filled by caring for her garden and pet dachshund, Ivor. She exhibits grandmotherly tendencies toward Christopher, owing in part to his resemblance to her own grandson. She reveals to Christopher important information about the affairs of Christopher’s father and mother.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Mr. Jeavons
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A middle-aged man and the psychologist at Christopher’s school.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Rhodri
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Father’s co-worker. Rhodri is a smelly and obnoxious man who often prods Christopher with difficult math questions for his own amusement, but he also happens to be one of Father’s only social outlets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mrs. Gascoyne
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Christopher’s school principal. Although skeptical of Christopher’s abilities, she agrees to let Christopher take his A-level math exam.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -